7th September – 28th October at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick, 626 Chiswick High Rd, W4 5RY
Chiswick In Pictures is a celebration of Chiswick as a lovely place to live. It will feature the work of 17 local artists and photographers who show their work regularly in a plethora of galleries up and down the country, who win all sorts of awards and whose work is held in prestigious collections. This is a chance to see their images of Chiswick, all together, here in Chiswick.
Chiswick in Pictures is sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Chiswick and Snappy Snaps, who are mounting and framing the photography. As the exhibition is in the hotel atrium, you can wander in and enjoy it at whatever time of day or evening you like and you can use your Chiswick Calendar club card in the restaurant and bar, or indeed to book rooms with a 10% discount.
These are the Chiswick artists and photographers whose work you can see in the exhibition.
Anna is a photographer of people, capturing moments of emotion and turning them into evocative images, but she also places those moments of human interaction in the setting of familiar Chiswick landscapes.
Trained at The Slade, Byam Shaw School of Art and Royal College of Art, Arabella paints scenes of the River Thames in oils. Her work has been shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition.
Barbara is a best-selling photographer whose prints and photo cards have sold in London, New York, Paris, Milan, Warsaw and Tokyo. In London, she has exhibited widely. Her show Street Music was in the crush bar of the Covent Garden Opera House. Her sell-out show Love London on Regent Street was followed by the Love London book of 180 photographs. The photographs in this exhibition have been taken in the last 17 years in and on the bustling streets, open greens, hidden wood and magical river banks of Chiswick.
Christine is an illustrator for books and magazines and pursues her own personal vision creating works in watercolour, pastel, crayon and gouache.
Francis Bowyer, P.P.R.W.S., N.E.A.C
Francis studied at St Martin’s School of Art and Chelsea School of Art. He is a member of the New English Art Club and the Royal Watercolour Society. Winner of The Arts Club Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1994 and the Turner Watercolour Prize in 2014, his work is held in the Royal Collection and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Collection. In addition to teaching and exhibiting, he has also worked as a War Artist.
Glynis studied illustration at St Martin’s School of Art and printmaking at Brighton University. She has exhibited at a variety of galleries and has had work selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.
Jane comes from a design background. She works in acrylic, embroidery and mixed media and was selected for 2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Jason Bowyer P.P.N.E.A.C., RP, PS
Jason trained at the Camberwell School of Art and the Royal Academy. He is a member of the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. As well as teaching and exhibiting, he has been artist in residence at Fulham Football Club and Championship artist for Wimbledon. He and his brother Francis have both been War Artists at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
Jenny trained in textiles and print making at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts. She paints abstract landscapes inspired by the River Thames, using acrylic and loose open weaves.
Jill studied at Cambridge University and Putney School of Art and Design. Jill was a finalist in the National Open Art Competition 2014 and a finalist in the V&A ‘Inspired by…’ competition 2011. As a wildlife artist she portrays the fragility and vulnerability of birds and animals.
Joanna Brendon MBE, MA
Joanna’s work is mainly landscape-based. She was Artist in Residence at Ruskin’s home, Brentwood. She also created a conceptual digital series; three prints are in the V&A permanent collection.
Jon has been photographing Chiswick for more than 30 years, coming to photography from a background of painting and drawing. He particularly likes to capture the way mist and fog turns a figurative image into an abstract one.
Liz Butler MA, R.W.S
Liz studied at Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art. She is well known for her miniature paintings of gardens and her use of pure watercolour. A member of the Royal Watercolour Society for more than 20 years, her work is in several major collections including the Government Art Collection, the Royal Collection, Harewood House and the National Postal Archive.
Natalia studied at the Moscow State Pedagogical University and Ann Arbor Art School in the USA. She creates impressionistic paintings in oils.
Patricia had no formal art-school training, but learned from well-known local artists Mary Fedden and Anthea Craigmyle as well as Sargy and Frances Mann.
Rachel’s background is as an illustrator. Now a print maker, she uses her drawing skills to make hand-made lino cuts, cardboard cuts and mono prints.
renniepilgrem.co.ukRennie’s work crosses the boundaries between digital and traditional. Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show 2013 and shortlisted 2014 & 2015.